Physician Alignment Strategies
Webcast on CD or Webcast on-demand
Sponsored by: Physicians Compensation and Recruitment
presented on June 17, 2008
Learn the costs and benefits of ED call coverage options Hospitals now have many on-call compensation models to choose from—each with its own benefits and drawbacks—and new options are emerging everyday. Choosing the on-call physician compensation model that works best for your hospital is essential to strong hospital-physician alignment—as well as a healthy bottom line.
This 90-minute webcast explores the financial costs and benefits of traditional and emerging models for compensating physicians for call coverage and examine the scenarios in which each option would be the best fit. The speakers discuss the entire decision-making process—from examining the financial impact of a new on-call compensation program to achieving physician buy-in to ensure a successful implementation.
By the end of this program you and your colleagues will be able to:
- Assess the benefits and drawbacks of various on-call compensation models
- Decide on a compensation model that works best for your facility
- Implement a compensation model with physician buy-in
- Deciding to compensate for call
- Financial concerns
- Physician alignment issues
- Cost/benefits of on-call compensation models
- “Making whole”
- Activation fees
- Fee for service
- Case study: Scripps Health
- Initial success with stipends
- Transition to “Emergency Assistance” program
- Outsourcing as an option
- Negotiating through physician leaders
- Case study: Thomas Memorial Hospital's surgicalist program
- Hospital-based employment as an alternative to call pay
- Bottom line implications
- Physician alignment issues
- Question and answer session (30 minutes)
Joshua D. Halverson, senior manager with ECG Management Consultants. In addition to working with organizations to develop and manage ED call coverage programs, Halverson is familiar with medical staff assessment and development planning, operations improvement, service line strategy development, and strategic acquisition assessment.
Robert J. Gray, vice president of business development and operations at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston, West Virginia. Gray has worked in healthcare for 32 years, the last 27 in hospital operations, and oversees the surgicalist program at Thomas Memorial. He is also a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Chris Van Gorder, president & CEO, Scripps Health, San Diego, CA. Van Gorder is board certified in healthcare management and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a clinical professor of health administration at the University of Southern California, and also serves on the State of California’s Commission on Emergency Medical Services.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Hospital CEOs, COOs and CFOs
- Finance managers
- Hospital trustees and board members
- Physicians with management responsibilities
- Medical staff directors
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